Reaction to Moscow Bombing
UOGP staff was sad to learn today of the explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. International students or scholars needing help as a result of the attack should contact Robert Crane, interim director of Global Relations & Promotion in the University Office of Global Programs, at 814-865-6348 or email@example.com. Although they continue to monitor the situation carefully, Education Abroad staff believe that no Penn State students on programs abroad were in the area. Our thoughts are with the victims as they deal with this terrible tragedy.
Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Award
The Frisbey award honors and recognizes outstanding contributions to international understanding by graduate and undergraduate international students. To apply for the $1,000 award, download an application form or pick one up from 410 Boucke Building. The application deadline is February 18, 2011.
Spirit of Internationalization Award
In celebration of International Women’s Day, UOGP honors women from the University and local community who embody the "Spirit of Internationalization" through academic achievements, artistic excellence, volunteerism in international organizations, or dedication to advancing the status of women. To nominate a woman deserving of this award, download an application form or pick one up from 410 Boucke Building. The application deadline is February 25, 2011.
GeoBloggers Around the World
Follow Penn State students on their study abroad journeys through GeoBlog: 50 students in 21 countries will contribute regular entries in a collaborative effort between Education Technology Services and the University Office of Global Programs.
Study Abroad 101
Learn the basics of study abroad via video conference, in the classroom, and with your student organization. To set up a session, contact Kristin Thomas at: KLT16@psu.edu.
Study Abroad Deadline
Applications for Education Abroad programs for Fall 2011 are due by January 20, 2011. Penn State offers programs in nearly 160 countries ranging from Argentina to Vietnam. Make a New Year’s resolution to go global!
Spring New International Student Orientation
The New International Student Orientation Program for all newly admitted international students at University Park for Spring will be held from January 3-8, 2011.
Students encouraged to enter 8th Annual Global Perspectives Photo Contest, deadline November 1, 2010
The University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) is pleased to announce the 8th annual photo contest Global Perspectives. Enter and win prizes and have your work featured in posters, fliers, and on the UOGP web site! To enter to win and contest details, please visit www.global.psu.edu/photocontest.
Orientation Leader Applications Available
Applications are now available for students wishing to be an Orientation Leader for the Spring 2011 New International Student Orientation Program January 3-8. Orientation Leaders are the first point of contact when new international students arrive to Penn State.
Global Engagement and Leadership Experience
Registrations are being accepted now until October 1 for the Global Leadership and Engagement Experience, a program for both international and U.S. students to explore what it means to be a global citizen.
The University Office of Global Programs is pleased to support the first TEDxPSU conference on October 10, 2010. The day-long event is FREE but you must register to attend by September 26, 2010, online at www.TEDxPSU.com.
Global Penn State
If you missed the pilot episode of “Global Penn State” on the Big Ten Network, it is now available online at http://www.globaltv.psu.edu/. This half-hour show showcases service-learning projects by Penn State students and faculty in Kenya.
Welcome New International Students
The Fall 2010 New International Student Orientation for all newly admitted international students will be held from August 9-22, 2010. Penn State President to address international students August 18
WJAC-TV News, Channel 6, covered the President's welcome address on August 18 and spoke to several new international students about Joe Paterno. Watch the clip.
Vice Provost Visits Kenya
Michael Adewumi, Vice Provost for Global Programs, visited Strathmore University August 9 to establish ties with that university in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was arranged by Reuben Marwanga, dean of Faculty Information Technology at Strathmore and a graduate of Penn State.
Read the article from Strathmore.
Vice Provost Adewumi in New Delhi
Vice Provost Adewumi, now in New Delhi on his trip through India, was interviewed for the June 28 edition of the national daily, The Hindu.
Watch for Global Penn State
"Global Penn State" featuring the 2010 work of Mashavu, WishVast, and Essential Design teams premiered on the Big Ten Network on Sunday July 25. There will be a rebroadcast at 12:00 noon on August 16. For background information, check out the articles about these innovative programs in the most recent International Mosaic.
Vice Provost Adewumi in Mumbai
Vice Provost Adewumi, continuing his trip in India, was interviewed by the Daily News & Analysis in Mumbai on building partnerships with the Indian Institute of Technology and the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.
Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi Travels to India
Michael Adewumi, Vice Provost for Global Programs, is in India to advance Penn State's Global Engagement Network with key institutions there. He was interviewed for the June 23 edition of Daily News & Analysis.
2010 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award Winners
UOGP is pleased to announce winners in four categories for the W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Awards.
The University Office of Global Programs Thanks our 2009/2010 Student Photographers
View the work of the students who have volunteered their time and talents to our office.
Welcome New International Students for Summer Session II
The Summer 2010 New International Student Orientation for all newly admitted international students will be held June 29, 2010.
Welcome New International Students
The Fall 2010 New International Student Orientation for all newly admitted international students will be held from August 9-22, 2010.
Frisbey Award Winners Announced
David Fleming, Ariana Lee, and Behdad Masih-Tehrani are named winners of the 2010 Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Awards.
Help for China
The University Office of Global Programs joins the Penn State community in concern for the victims of the terrible earthquake in China on April 14. Information is provided here for Chinese students needing assistance and for those who wish to help.
International Graduation Celebration
UOGP is excited to celebrate the graduation of over 400 international students this spring. Graduates are encouraged to bring their families and friends to the International Graduation Celebration on Thursday, May 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Hintz Alumni Center. RSVP on-line to reserve your spot.
Penn State Builds Relationship with the University of Cape Town
Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi and AESEDA Director Robert Crane are in South Africa to enhance a mutually beneficial relationship with the University of Cape Town.
Saudi Arabian University Seeks Advice on "Going Green" from Penn State
Representatives from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals came to State College for advice on green initiatives for their own campus.
International Students Count in the Census
Centre County's WJAC-TV News recently visited the University Office of Global Programs to discuss international student's involvement in the upcoming US Census. The goal of the census, which takes place every ten years in the United States, is to count every resident only once and in the right place. This includes international students currently living in Centre County. The census is in available English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese. Check out the report.
International Women's Day Breakfast A Success
Penn State's third annual breakfast in celebration of International Women's Day honored six local women and featured an excellent speaker.
Faculty Fulbright Application Workshop
To learn about the Faculty Fulbright Program and how you can be the recipient of one of these prestigious grants, plan to attend the Faculty Fulbright Application Workshop, to be held Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 129 A-B of the HUB on the University Park campus. A second workshop via video conference is available Friday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.; contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a connection for your campus.
Relief for Chile
Global Programs was saddened to hear of the massive earthquake in Chile on February 27 and has plans underway to help with relief efforts for thousands in need of the basic necessities. Chilean students and scholars needing assistance and comfort should contact us. For those who want to help, there are many ways.
"Penn State Extends Footprint Around World"
A recent edition of the local newspaper, the Centre Daily Times, included a story in which Vice Provost Michael Adewumi outlines Penn State's evolution to a global institution.
Penn State Celebrates International Women's Day
UOGP's Third Annual Women's Day Breakfast on March 16 will feature speaker Ann Tickamyer and honor women with the Spirit of Internationalization Awards. Nominations for the awards are accepted until February 22.
UOGP joins the international community and everyone at Penn State in mourning the devastation in Haiti due to the recent earthquake. Haitian students needing assistance and comfort should contact us. For the rest of us, there are ways to help.
International Profile 2009
Just released, UOGP's International Profile 2009 presents an exciting statistical portrait of international engagement at the University, featuring statistics on students studying abroad, international students and scholars on campus, and participants in the Intensive English Communication Program.
Welcome, New International Students for Spring 2010
New international students who have not yet attended orientation must attend a make-up session scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m. in 106 Wartik Building. Download the orientation booklet.
UOGP Launches New Web Site
We've launched a new web site to better serve our customers and make information easier to find. We hope you enjoy the changes.
Photo and Multimedia Contest Winners
UOGP is pleased to announce the winners of the "Picture Your World" Photo Contest and the "Global Perspectives" Multimedia Contest.
Global Reach Portal Project
The Penn State Global Reach Portal is an exciting new initiative to gather and display information about Penn State's engagement abroad.
The Global Lion
Check out this week's issue of The Global Lion, UOGP's weekly newsletter featuring articles and stories about the international community here at Penn State and information about upcoming international events and activities on campus and in the community.